The article describes the current situation of the Austrian library system and public libraries, especially with regard to the automation and bibliographic databases. In addition to that, it describes the history of the Slovenska študijska knjižnica (Slovene Study Library) in Klagenfurt, its importance for the Slovene national minority in Carinthia and its place in the Austrian and the Slovenian library system.
The deﬁnition of bibliometrics as quantitative analysis of publications is followed by a brief outline of the history of the journal Organizacija znanja (Organisation of Knowledge; continuation of Cobiss obvestila). In addition to that, the following quantitative characteristics of this publication are analysed: authors, topics, citations. The conclusion focuses on the future development of Organizacija znanja.
This article represents a stimulus for debate and the resolving of key issues in several co-related ﬁelds: the divide between information philosophy and those philosophies and theories that are unjustiﬁably overlooked with regards to their relevance to librarianship and information science; knowledge and wisdom as categories of information science; professional responsibility for the philosophy of librarianship and information science; the connection between computer science and other sciences as a new scientiﬁc paradigm.